Take Me to the River 2019: September 7-29

Discover the Intersection of Art and Nature in the St. Croix Valley.

Art Fairs

Four the St. Croix Valley's top art fairs take place in September each year. Art on the Kinni, the Marine Art Fair, Afton Art in the Park and Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival draw visitors into their hometowns and introduce them to local and regional artists and fine craftsmen. Each community highlights its natural beauty and the unique character of the river town.

Open Art Studios

See where art is made. Looking inside an artist's studio provides an insight into their inspirations and work process. See where awarding winning paintings come to life at Mary Jo Van Dell Studio - Judd Street Exchange and Sharon Weiser Art Studio Sale. Discover the process of making larger than life sculpture at Franconia's Art & Artist Celebration.

River Valley Potters

The pottery traditional in the St. Croix Valley revolves around community, functionality and accessibility. You are nvited to join the potters, their guests and other visitors at Guillermo Cullar's Fall Studio Sale, Peter Jadoonath's Backyard Pottery Sale, Nick Earl's sale at Abnet Farm and three studios that make up the Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour.

Fourteen Events, Nine River Towns, Amazing Art. Find them all on the Take Me to the River Map. The 2019 Event Map will be available in July.

See the 2018 Map

Anchor Events

Keep up with the latest Take Me the River news. Read previews of this year's new events. Get a sneak peek at this year's artists.

While You are Here

Find restaurants, hotels, bars and area attractions to compliment your Take Me to the River experience.

Food & Lodging

Whether you are looking for a gourmet dinner along the river or a quick bite to make a picnic, you will find just what you are looking for. Making if a long weekend, look no further than the historic inns and welcoming bed & breakfasts to your lodging needs.

The Arts

The art and music at the art fairs and open studios aren't the only creative outlets in the St. Croix Valley. Retail art galleries, professional theatre groups and live music at various locations keep the arts going well into the evening in many river towns.

Retail & Attractions

There is so much to do in the St. Croix Valley, it can be hard to know where to start. Take a fall colors cruise along the St. Croix National Scenic River Way. Pick up a book at an independent local bookstore. Or maybe learn the history of the birthplace of Minnesota on a trolley tour.

Year-Round Event Calendar

Find year-round events at StCroixSplash.org, a regional online event calendar featuring visual arts, theatre, film, live music, hand-on experiences, outdoor and nature events and much more. The vibrant arts scene in the St. Croix Valley isn't limited to September.